I have been eating mainly zero carb lately, mainly due to the fact the veggies always seem to go bad. I live alone, and even the smallest amount of veggies I buy is still too much and tend to end up in the trash. Anyhow, a co-working commented on my all-meat lunches, saying that I need carbs to help digest the protein better. He is rather open to my paleo diet, and knows I avoid all grains, but thinks I still need the veggies.
How important are my veggies/carbs in the breaking down of protein? I tend to think that it isn't a necessary. I do, however, think veggies are important for other reasons (nutrients).